|Alcohol by Gavin Ewart set for four equal voices - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Alcohol by Gavin Ewart set to music with the poet's approval for four equal voices (alto/tenor range) (or at least four equally drunk voices) by David W Solomons - who performs this version in multitrack fashion See ogg or mp3 file for my performance and pdf file for the score (if you would like to try singing it with drunken friends :-) (If either file type is not show check "All files: HTTP") I have also made a video based on my performance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxYo4DNXB-c Cheers!
Keywords: alcohol; brain cells; a cappella; alto; tenor; original music; gavin ewart; david w solomons; myscorestore; multitrack
|The Park on Sunday for choir - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Choral description of a hot Sunday in Loughborough Park. Poem by Stanley N Solomons, music by David W Solomons. There are two versions (pdf files), one for men's voices (AABarBB) and one for mixed choir (SSATB). The composer made a recording of the men's voices version which can be heard in the ogg file or on this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xm5SSlp0bjY
Keywords: loughborough; park; hot; fat; pink; boyoes; poem; choral; choir; multitrack; men's voices; mixed choir; membrane
|"He makes men pure from their sins" for two voices and guitar - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Part of my Sequence for Alun's poetry (also available in my collection here on archive.org but this page provides various transpositions separate from the sequence itself). The guitar part is very simple - just chord names (I play them arpeggio style but you can play them any way that suits). The words are from St Paul's Letter to the Hebrews. The style is sort of folksy (quite different from my usual style) and could be used in an evangelical style church service...
Keywords: religion; music; monk; poetry; pure; evangelical; guitar; voices; hebrews; st paul; song; anthem
|Arrangements of Diepenbrock's Invitation au voyage with guitar accompaniment - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
The song Invitation au voyage by the Dutch composer Diepenbrock (poem by Baudelaire) is arranged here for various instruments, cello, flute, clarinet and also for voice (high tenor or low alto), with guitar accompaniment. I have also included a score in which the key is returned to the original C minor. See each pdf for scores and parts. I am also including a sound file, which is an electronic preview of the clarinet and guitar version...
Keywords: Diepenbrock; clarinet; flute; cello; voice; guitar; arrangement; Baudelaire; difficult
|Arrangements of Alfons Diepenbrock's Invitation au voyage with guitar accompaniment - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
I have made arrangements of Alfons Diepenbrock's Invitation au voyage for guitar accompaniment with various melody instruments (clarinet, flute, cello and with voice (high tenor or low alto). See pdf files for scores and parts. The sound file is an electronic preview of the version for clarinet and guitar. The guitar part is difficult... enjoy the challenge.
Keywords: Diepenbrock; clarinet; flute; cello; voice; guitar; arrangement; Baudelaire; difficult
|Good Night in various languages set to music - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Good Night - a guitar ostinato with vocal snippets reflecting various ways of saying "Good Night" in various parts of the world. Languages include English, Italian, Greek, German, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Czech, Welsh, Norwegian, Arabic and various others. See pdf files for scores and ogg or mp3 file for my performance. This can also seen on video here
Keywords: good night; dobrou noc; kali nykhta; gute nacht; bonne nuit; buenas noches; nos da; buona notte; oyasumi; alto; guitar
|The Fallow Deer at the lonely house - Thomas Hardy - set for alto and tenor voices - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
A setting by David W Solomons for unaccompanied alto and tenor voices of the poem The Fallow Deer at the lonely house by Thomas Hardy See pdf for score and ogg Vorbis file for a performance by the composer
Keywords: fallow; deer; hardy; multitrack; a cappella; alto; tenor
|Tip of the flame - Pointe de Flamme - after a poem by Jules Supervielle - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Translation by Graham Buck of Supervielle's "Pointe de Flamme", set to music and performed by David W Solomons The files are: pdf - score mp3 or ogg - sound recording wmv or similar - video
Keywords: flame; candle; supervielle; original music; alto; guitar; david w solomons
|The Bringers of Beethoven a satirical song for alto and guitar - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
A satire on the totalitarian State - poem by Reiner Kunze as translated by Ewald Osers, music composed and performed by David W Solomons (see also a video made from the song, complete with fast ladle action ;-) Bringers of Beethoven) See pdf file for the score and ogg or mp3 file for the performance. Note how the guitar part parodies the main theme of Beethoven's Symphony No 5 .... with very un-Beethovenesque chords!
Keywords: Beethoven; totalitarian; individual; alto; guitar; original music; symphony no 5; C minor; parody
|The Bromley by Bow Carnival Song 1980 sung by the local children - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Simple song that I wrote for the East End of London Carnival in 1980, sung by the children of the Coventry Cross Estate (where I was living at the time) The files are mp3 or ogg recording of their rehearsal wmv (or similar) video of same pdf score
Keywords: bromley by bow; east end; london; coventry cross; multicultural; children; singing; easy; song; carnival; carnevale; simple; d w solomons
|Madrigal of Naivety (a modern madrigal) - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Words and music by David W Solomons. This madrigal for men's voices (AATB) is a parody of the old English folksong "Early one morning". See pdf file for the score. The anti-hero stumbles through the world and allows his naivety to get him into all sorts of trouble. The performance here is by the composer (multi-tracking)
Keywords: humour; parody; original music; multi-tracking; naive; anti-hero; trouble; scams; smuggling; prostitution
|Feuer und Wasser for alto voice and guitar - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Poem by Otto Wanke, music by by David W Solomons - for alto and guitar. A somewhat resigned teenage-angst song of unrequited love. See pdf file for score You can hear me perform the song in the ogg file Ich muss mich damit abfinden dass Feuer und Wasser nicht zusammen passen Das Feuer, das mit heller Flamme leuchtet, das seine Umgebung anzünden möchte, das knistert. Das Wasser, das gemächlich vor sich hinfliesst, das sich nur langsam erwärmen lässt, das sucht...
Keywords: teenage; song; alto; guitar; unrequited love; angst; german; english translation
|The Face of Love - after Le Tendre et dangereux image de l'amour by Jacques PrÃ©vert - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Poem by SN Solomons based on Prevert's "Le tendre et dangereux visage de l'amour", set to music and performed by David W Solomons. The files are: pdf - score mp3 or ogg - sound recording wmv or similar - video (score moving with the music)
Keywords: prevert; solomons; original music; alto; guitar; composer
|A cup too low - setting of a poem by Gavin Ewart - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Song by David W Solomons for recorder, alto voice and guitar based on Gavin Ewart's poem a cup too low - see pdf for score and ogg or mp3 for live performance. (If either of these can't be seen, check All Files: HTTP to download) Recorded in 1987 on Pentonville Road, performed by the composer with Tasse on recorder. The guitar starts with a theme from Mozart's Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, by way of parody...
Keywords: ewart; solomons; mozart; parody; bad; alto; recorder; guitar; fooled; nachtmusik
|Apolytikion tis Pentikostis (Greek Liturgical hymn of dismissal) - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Settings by David W Solomons based on the Greek Orthodox Dismissal hymn Απολυτίκιον της Πεντηκοστής (Apolytikion tis Pentikostis) - one version is in the liturgically correct homophonic style and the other is in a more Westernised polyphonic style. I have sung the polyphonic version in my one-man choir (ogg file here or video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6bkhtHKZ4E The Greek words are transliterated into Roman style lettering on the scores...
Keywords: dismissal; greek; apolytikion; homophonic; polyphonic; multitrack; liturgy; orthodox; religious
|Coming thro the rye for choir, clarinet and guitar - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Arrangement of Robbie Burns' Scottish folk song Coming thro' the rye for SATB choir, clarinet and guitar, with added hornpipe theme. See pdf files for score and instrumental parts I have made a recording at pitch for illustration, but the voices are somewhat "Pinky and Perky"-ish! (see ogg file). I should be pleased to hear of a live performance on day....
Keywords: scottish; folksong; folk song; rye; clarinet; guitar; choir; multitrack; burns
|The chief defect of Henry King - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Song by David W Solomons based on the poem by Hilaire Belloc about a little boy who suffered from his habit of chewing string. See pdf files (listed under "all files HTTP") for various versions of the score (variously: keys of C D F and G) in which the guitar part is shown just as chord symbols and the vocal part in notation
Keywords: string; hilaire belloc; henry king; original music; chord symbols; guitar
|Fumez- a mock advertisement for cigarettes - guitar and voice - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Blackly humorous song written back in the smoke-ridden 20th Century, when cancer sticks (er... cigarettes) were still being unscrupulously advertised. Poem by Paul Maertens (1977), music composed (1977) and performed (2011) by David W Solomons, complete with cross over strings and strangulated throat sounds. The video provides English subtitles along with the original French. The files: pdf: the score mp3 or ogg - the live recording wmv or similar - the video
Keywords: cigarettes; health; cancer; cough; coughing; humorous; original music; mock; advertisement; cancer sticks; unscrupulous; black humour; black humor; french; english subtitles; alto
|Austria- a brief tourist guide by Gavin Ewart set for three voices and guitar - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
A silly setting of a silly poem, by kind permission of the poet. The sound sample is my own performance. The pdf is the score, should you wish to perform it. The poem relates some of the things to understand about Austria, from the point of view of someone trying to learn German.
Keywords: gavin; ewart; david solomons; wine; chocolate cakes; undertaker
|And the wall came down - an orchestral celebration of the fall of the Berlin Wall - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
As it says on the can.... using a few quotes from Beethoven's setting of Ode to Joy "Alle Menschen werden Brueder", this exuberant orchestral piece celebrates the fall of the wall in Berlin. I originally wrote it as part of a challenge on the "La Musqiue Petite" site - now defunct...) The pdf files are the score and parts. The ogg or mp3 file is an electronic preview. (if either file type cannot be seen check "All FIles: HTTP") It can also be seen as a video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
Keywords: berlin; wall; orchestra; celebration; midi; brothers; beethoven
|Hebridean Fairy's Love Lilt for flute and guitar - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Traditioanl Hebridean tune arranged for flute and guitar by David W Solomons
Keywords: hebrides; hebridean; fairy; love; lilt; guitar solo; classical guitar; flute; score; music
|Canticula Ursae Minoris - a Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis based on themes from the Poohratorio - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Many decades ago I, David W Solomons, wrote "The Poohratorio" - a children's cantata based on The Expotition to the North Pole from A A Milne's Now we are six (Winnie the Pooh). Note: This was many years before the Disney film: the melodies are all original and nothing to do with the Disney film (which I have never seen). Due to copyright problems with the estate of A A Milne, the cantata itself will become available only after 2031, when the works of AA Milne go into public domain by law, but m...
Keywords: canticles; pooh; milne; winnie; magnificat; nunc dimittis; men's voices; double choir; leitmotifs; eeyore; piglet; roo; christopher robin; violin; viola; cello; children; cantata; liturgical; score
|Anglaise by Handel - arranged for alto recorder and guitar - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
A short and simple arrangement of a piece by Georg Friedrich HÃ¤ndel. Enjoy. The score is the pdf file. The sound sample is an electronic preview.
Keywords: handel; haendel; hÃ¤ndel; anglaise; recorder; guitar; arrangement
|Verlaine-Colloque Sentimental and Mandoline from Fetes Galantes set to music - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Two poems by Paul Verlaine set to music in two different ways: Colloque sentimental is set for three equal voices a cappella, using an English translation by my father S N Solomons and it then appears again in the original French in conjunction with (and after) Mandoline from Fetes galantes in a Watteau-inspired song for alto voice and guitar. See the pdf files for the scores of each version and the ogg or mp3 files for my performance of each version and also a (spoken) recitation of Colloque se...
Keywords: verlaine; fetes galantes; colloque; alto; trio; a cappella; guitar; original music; harlequin; romance; watteau
|Dans l'interminable ennui de la Plaine - Unending bound of tedious land - song for alto and guitar - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Song for alto and classical guitar composed and performed by David W Solomons based on a poem by Paul Verlaine and an English translation by S N Solomons. See each of the pdf files for the two language versions and the ogg or mp3 file for my performance. The guitar part is fairly simple and makes good use of stopped and open strings on the same note and adjacent notes for its sonorous effects.
Keywords: verlaine; solomons; ennui; tedium; relentless; classical guitar; alto voice; original music; songwriter; guitar effects; stopped; open; sonority
|A latter day Ronsard - after Queneau's Si Tu t'imagines - for alto and guitar - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Setting of a poem by S N Solomons inspired by the poem "Si tu t'imagines" by Raymond Queneau (very different from the Joseph Kosma setting of the original as sung by Juliette Greco!). In the same way that Queneau reflected the "gather ye rosebuds" ideas of Ronsard, the poem here and the music are also neo-renaissance, a sort of 20th century re-imagining of the music with which Ronsard would have been familiar...
Keywords: ronsard; queneau; solomons; gather ye rosebuds; alto; guitar; satire; humour
|Long ago and far away - Jerome Kern - arranged for solo guitar - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Kern's show song arranged for solo guitar by David W Solomons
Keywords: Jerome Kern; David Solomons; guitar; arrangement
|Falling is painless - 4 poems by Carol Batton with music by David W Solomons - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Carol Batton distributes her poems freely around Manchester. These are four of them, set to music for alto and guitar. See pdf file for the score and ogg or mp3 file for my performance. This can also be seen on video: Falling is Painless
Keywords: batton; leaf; clocks; song; original music; alto; guitar; poetry; poems; depression
|Can't help loving that man - Jerome Kern - arranged for guitar solo - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Jerome Kern's song arranged for guitar solo (pdf file) by David W Solomons
Keywords: Jerome Kern; David Solomons; guitar; arrangement
|Early Evening in Camden Town - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Poem by Sandra Eros, music composed and performed by David W Solomons. (see also video: Camden Town See pdf file for score and ogg or mp3 file for my performance. This is a lament for the poor and dispossessed of any town, who nevertheless have dreams of a better place. The guitar sequence was composed in a tiny patch of green in a London Square, a very strange evening.... (I have become aware, over the years, that some people think this song may have a connection with the Red Hot Chilli Pepper'...
Keywords: camden; town; dispossessed; song; original music; poem; dreams; distant
|Simple Communion Service for choir, organ and congregation - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
This simple Communion setting was composed for St Anne's Church Sale and is available for liturgical use anywhere. See the various pdf files for scores of each section. The sound file (ogg file or commu.mp3 in All files: HTTP) is a multitrack performance of the whole setting by the composer.
Keywords: kyrie; gloria; acclamation; sanctus; benedictus; communion; simple; choir; congregation; setting
|Les Cloches by Debussy arranged for choir and soloist - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Les Cloches by Debussy arranged by D W Solomons for soloist and choir. The video shows the words on screen and also an English translation. See pdf (under "All files HTTP") for score
Keywords: debussy; choir; solo; soloist; bells; romantic; religion; catholocism; arrangement
|Als e gitarr - poem by Andre Weckmann - music by David W Solomons - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Sad poem in the Alsacien language by Andre Weckmann, which I set to music and performed at St Nicholas in Strasbourg (at a Green Party event back in 1977) and the poet was in the audience. He approved of my setting.... although he said my pronunciation was a bit too American (!) This version uses English for the narration but keeps Alsacien for the song of the girl (see pdf for the score and mp3 or ogg file for the mp3 - also see Als e gitarr for a video with subtitles...
Keywords: gitarr; guitar; youth; doomed; Alsacien; Alsatian; Weckmann; translation; subtitles; Strasbourg; St Nicholas; green party; Gruenen
|Past Two o'clock - a modern madrigal - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Parody of the old Christmas carol Past three o'clock, words and music by David W Solomons (who also performs it in the sound sample here. See pdf file for score. An a cappella choir is enjoying a late sing, into the small hours, but their neighbour doesn't appreciate it.... A video of this piece can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMWDn2QqxHQ
Keywords: parody; a cappella; humour; neighbour; noise; nuisance; original music
|The Choir in the rain composed and performed by D W Solomons - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
A series of limericks about a choir singing in the rain written and set to music by David W Solomons. A men's voices version (ATTB) and a mixed choir version are available. The sound sample is the ATTB version, sung by the composer. A video of this piece (with the multi-track performance by the composer) can be enjoyed at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GszKEJpV4jw A live performance of the SATB version by a choir in Colorado in 2011 has also been made into a video here: http://www.youtube.com/w...
Keywords: choir; rain; solomons; multitrack; limericks; humour; SATB; ATTB; choir; silly
|5 silly songs for alto and guitar - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
5 silly songs for alto and guitar by David W Solomons based on the following 5 poems There was a young belle of old Natchez ... Beneath this slab John Brown is stowed ... The Devil having nothing else to do went off to tempt my Lady Poltagrue ... The laughter of the lesser lynx is often insincere ... The common cormorant (or shag) lays eggs inside a paper bag. ... Audio sample performed by the composer (see ogg file)...
Keywords: silly; songs; alto; guitar; original music; rieu; nash; belloc
|A North Country Maid arranged for guitar and alto voice - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
The accompaniment on this arrangement that I made of the English folk song a North country maid is moderately easy to play on the classical or acoustic guitar. The pdf file is the score. The mp3 or ogg file is an electronic preview (using clarinet for the voice part). (If either of these files cannot be seen check "All files: HTTP") Enjoy. If anyone records it I'd like to hear it :-)
Keywords: north; country; maid; folk song; english; guitar; alto; arrangement; classical; acoustic
|Smoke gets in your eyes - Jerome Kern - arranged for solo guitar - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Arrangement of Kern's show song for classical guitar by David W Solomons
Keywords: Jerome Kern; David Solomons; guitar; arrangement
|Illusions - poem by Bluma Finkelstein music by David W Solomons - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
A poem of passion by Bluma Finkelstein, set for countertenor and guitar by David W Solomons (who also performs it here). The poem is in French but an English translation by the composer is provided in the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6afBT_lucM
Keywords: love; passion; song; finkelstein; countertenor; guitar; solomons; french; translation
|To paint the portrait of a bird - after the poem by Jacques PrÃ©vert - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Song based on Jacques Prevert's Pour faire le portrait d'un oiseau (my own singing translation). I have provided two scores (with voice notated and guitar chord names above it) - one for higher voice and one for the lower voice which I am singing in the mp3 and video files I am also providing mp3s of me singing not only my English version but also the original French version (same music except for a short guitar introduction)
Keywords: oiseau; portrait; bird; prevert; solomons; alto; guitar; original music; cage; bars; erase; sing
|My Lord Willoughby's Welcome home (double choir - men's voice or mixed choir) - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
A choral version of the song "My Lord Willoughby's welcome home" based on the lute duet by John Dowland. One version is for double men's choir (ATBarB ABarB)and one for double mixed choir (SATB SATB). There is an optional timpani part which has not been written into the score but can be heard in the sound sample. The sound sample is performed by the arranger (dwsChorale) in the men's double choir version...
Keywords: willoughby; dowland; welcome; battle; choir; double choir; dwschorale; arrangement; lute; timpani; ATBArB; SATB; renaissance; warfare; multitrack
|A Jigg by Byrd, arranged for recorder and guitar - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
A jigg by William Byrd arranged by D W Solomons for recorder and guitar. See pdf file for score and ogg or mp3 file for electronic preview (if either is not shown check out All Files: HTTP)
Keywords: byrd; william byrd; jigg; arrangement; guitar; recorder; score; electronic preview
|Serenata nella residenza estiva (Serenade in the summer residence) for ocarina septet - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Ocarina septet based on my setting of the poem Serenade in the summer residence by Reiner Kunze. See pdfs for score and parts The sound sample is an electronic preview - I should be pleased to hear of any live performances
Keywords: serenade; ocarina; septet; Kunze; original music; sala terrena
|Being but men - setting of Dylan Thomas' poem for voice and guitar - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Setting of Dylan Thomas' poem extolling the carefree bravery of children, set for alto or tenor and guitar. See pdf files for scores and sound file for my perfomance The music written for this poem has also now become an instrumental piece as a movement in the sequence "The Poem is the song" for clarinet and guitar and for flute and guitar - see: flute version and clarinet version
Keywords: dylan thomas; alto; tenor; setting; music; original composition; david solomons
|Dowland Lachrimae - manuscript arrangement for guitar - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
This manuscript arrangement may be of interest to guitarists, although I know other versions do exist in printed form. If you like this manuscript and if you think it should be made into a printed version, email me to let me know.
Keywords: john dowland; lachrimae; lute; guitar; manuscript; arrangement
|I could have danced all night - Loewe - arranged for solo guitar - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Frederick Loewe's show song arranged for solo guitar by David W Solomons
Keywords: Lowe; solomons; guitar; arrangement
|A La Valse for tuba and euphonium quartet - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
A curious version of my composition A la Valse (originally written for guitar solo). If any tuba quartet fancies playing this version, I'd love to hear a live recording. The enclosed files are the parts (pdf files) and an mp3 or ogg file of an electronic preview (the multiphonics are represented by vocal pads in the audio preview)) An improved version (including the score and parts) is available at MusicaNeo
Keywords: valse; waltz; tuba; euphonium; quartet; score; parts; funny waltz; quartet
|Ten Nursery Rhymes for low, medium or high voice with guitar chord names - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Simple arrangements of ten English nursery rhymes, for high, medium or low voice with guitar chord names (see individual pdf files). I have performed 6 of these on this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inYm4p0SIdc The nursery rhymes are:Here we go gathering nuts in May (also known as Here we go round the mulberry bush), Hot cross buns, hey diddle diddle, Lavender's blue, The North Wind doth blow, Tom Tom the piper's son, Johnny's so long at the fair, Tom he was a piper's son (different song!...
Keywords: Nursery rhymes simple arrangements; voice; guitar chords; Here we go gathering nuts in May (also known as Here we go round the mulberry bush); Hot cross buns; hey diddle diddle; Lavender's blue; The North Wind doth blow; Tom Tom the piper's son; Johnny's so long at the fair; Tom he was a piper's son; Humpty Dumpty; Pop goes the weasel
|Au toun coenh - a spinning song from Gascony - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Arrangement for descant recorder and guitar of the Gascon spinning song Au toun coenh. The score and parts are provided as pdf files and the sound sample (electronic preview) is uploaded as an mp3 file (ogg file) (If either file type cannot be seen check "All Files: HTTP")
Keywords: gascon; gascony; spinning; folk song; guitar; recorder; descant
|Asexual Blues - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Words and music by David W Solomons. Written for alto voice and classical (or blues) guitar To hear and see me perform it, visit the video here: Asexual Blues Note: I have now updated the score to include the guitar break. The new score is now available at: Asexual Blues at Musica Neo
Keywords: asexual; blues; humorous; bittersweet; guitar; alto